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Control Voltage Step Sequencer of Thor

Control Voltage Step Sequencer of Thor

In the following article, I would like to focus on one specific element that sits inside Thor the Polysonic Synthesizer. It will be the curve output from the step sequencer. While in practical usage the step sequencer is often used to play a sequence in a linear direction. A similar thing could be said for the Matrix Pattern Step Sequencer. Sometimes we just need a simple tool that allows a curve that can be stepped differently per note and sometimes we don't. There are all kinds of different options to make this work. For instance, we could use a velocity setting to act like a "hidden" cv controller (for instance using a Velocity to Filter to mimic the idea of a VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter)). In the next few paragraphs, I would like to use the curve from the Thor synthesizer to mimic this idea but have different things to control its output.

12 months ago
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Control Voltage Adjusting Phrases

Control Voltage Adjusting Phrases

The following tutorial I am presenting is a follow up project I did after seeing Shane working online on Twitch. You can find shane bieda his channel on twitch. While he was fiddling around using AS-16 and Euclid, I thought I could do this with the step sequencer of thor to pull a similar technique of. While I was messing with it, I felt the need to have different settings I could mangle with to alter the phrase length or the timing of the phrase itself. The results is a Envelope controlled Euclidian.

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Note to Index

Control Voltage Note to Index

In this Reason Tutorial I will present a video about using the Note information to trigger something else (rather then just being a Note CV). Normally the Note information is just a Midi value that gets translated to a device. The lowest note Reason can handle at the moment is C-2 (notice the "minus sign here). This note is relative to being the Midi CV value of 0. Everything that goes upwards, just gets increased with +1. So in theory, a note like C-#1 would be similar as sending out a CV value of 1.

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Beat Shuffle

Control Voltage Beat Shuffle

There are a few things you could do to beat shuffle something inside Reason. For instance you could use Kong the Drum Designer to use Rex Loop (Nurse Rex) to slice up segments and then play individual drum pads to trigger drums. Or you could load different slices up in the NN-XT sampler and use keys to trigger the individual slices. Or you could so something similar using the Redrum. The technique I am presenting today is to use Dr Octrorex to automatic trigger different loops. A technique which is kind of

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Analog Harmonics

Control Voltage Analog Harmonics

In the next video I am addressing a topic I had planned for something else. However since I am on the topic about control voltage and manipulating sounds, I felt like posting it anyway. The idea with this technique is to create harmonic overtones using thor and its Synced oscillator mode. This "hidden gem"  is an awesome method to reshape sounds in a whole different direction. Most often I use synced waveforms to sweep through. However in a stepped context they also make nice sounds like I am

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Audio Envelope Followers

Control Voltage Audio Envelope Followers

In the following video I will present a technique using Envelope followers to alter the sound in a different direction. Audio envelope followers can be quite cool at some point since they always act different depending on the incoming audio. While in the next video I am presenting ideas using delays and such effects, you can throw in any effect like this to make changes to the sound. So lets say Filters, reverb, chorus flangers, delays , phaser you name it. I have done it ;)

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Spectral Sweep

Control Voltage Spectral Sweep

In this video I will explain a technique where using audio to CV to delay the incoming Control voltage. While this is an older technique I have done in the past, I felt like doing a re-run of this technique (combined with some additional info). Since it fits perfect in this Control Voltage theme of things. This is a technique I use a lot to create a Spectral Sweep effect.

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Crazy Delay

Control Voltage Crazy Delay

While I posted this video on 7 april 2016, I totally forgot to update this website to post all the Control Voltage goodies I am working on. So currently I will try to do my best to post all the things I have posted since of recently, and add the Reason 8 project files that go with it. Main reason for me not updating this website is because I have been rather busy with other projects lately. While I know this isn't an excuse I am just sincerely apologizing for the lack of love for this page (and control

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Delayed Envelope

Control Voltage Delayed Envelope

In the following video I will show a trick to delay a gate and use the Global Envelope to send out a CV signal to control a volume parameter of the Mixer 14:2. While this is just a "theory" to reshape a sound in a different direction, in which I am using it to create a Morph sound (like Zebra or Serum would do). There are other alternative things this thing could do. As I have mentioned in the video, the possibilities are endless. It kind of depends on how much imagination you have, or how creativ

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Patterns Redefined

Control Voltage Patterns Redefined

Welcome back to another video. Currently I am a bit behind posting the videos I have been uploading. So I will try to do my best to update this website as fast as I can. So today I will post 2 different articles regarding Control Voltage set ups which I have recently uploaded. The first one is about Redefining patterns in a different way. Normally a sequenced pattern gets defined by a single monophonic line using for instance a Matrix Pattern Step sequencer. While the tool itself is great for laying down id

2016-10-12
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Control Voltage Scaling

Control Voltage Scaling

Welcome to another day of the Control Voltage Month for Propellerhead Reason. In this video I will explain the basic usage on how to do a Control Voltage Scale. Also I will explain the most important part why Scaling a CV might be so essential in using Control Voltage. While in this set up I am using Thor as being the CV Scale, there are other Rack Extensions that do such a thing. CV Mutant would be one of them, Revolt (discontinued) would be another.

2016-10-12
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The basic usage of Control voltage

The basic usage of Control voltage

In this video I will explain the basic idea behind using Control Voltage. In this case I will be using the Scope Jr to explain what the relation ship is between using an LFO, using an inverted signal from the Spider CV Merger and Splitter and reuse the same LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) to connect to different parameters at the same time.

2016-10-12
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